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The way we were: On the wagon

“The liver as drunks will endlessly tell you is the only organ to regenerate itself"

By Ian Irvine   February 2017

00v/50/huty/14862/01In 1776, Samuel Johnson observes to James Boswell:

“Sir, I have no objection to a man’s drinking wine, if he can do it in moderation. I found myself apt to go to excess in it, and therefore, after having been for some time without it, on account of illness, I thought it better not to return to it. Every man is to judge for himself, according to the effects which he experiences.”

In 1910, Raymond Asquith, barrister, writes to Aubrey Herbert from the Inner Temple:

“Once a month or so I…

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